Published On: Wed, Mar 14th, 2012

Somaliland:Gabiley council issues no confidence vote against country’s first female Mayor

GABILEY(Somalilandpress)–Gabiley city council members today sacked the country’s first female mayor after unanimously passed resolution of no confidence vote against incumbent mayor Khadra Haji Geyd. In a meeting chaired by incumbent mayor Khadra Haji earlier today saw election of Engineer Ahmed Muhumed Qalib as the new mayor of Gabiley town unseating embattled mayor Khadra Haji Geyd.

Council members consisting of 17 out of 24 members convened an emergency meeting after they became dissatisfied with mayor Khadra Haji and voted to have her removed from office after a majority vote. Unlike her predecessor who was removed from office due to corruption charges Mr. Khadra Haji Geyd is removed from office after completing several major projects in the city of Gabiley where she is loved by the residents. Ms. Khadra became the first female mayor in the country after corruption charges brought a no-confidence vote against her predecessor Mr. Aden Muhumed and the district committee chose Khadra Haji to replace him.

The ensuing vote resulted to 16 councilors voting in favor to elect a new mayor while the chairwoman Khadra Haji Geyd didn’t vote. Mr Muhmed Qalib emerged as the victor becoming the new mayor of Gabiley while Khadra Haji Geyd is demoted to deputy Mayor. After the vote Khadra Haji Geyd congratulate the new mayor on his victory, when asked if the voting was fair she had this to say, the councilor made its voice heard. After electing the new mayor councilors members vote to cleared the name of the former mayor of Gabiley Mr. Adan Muhumed Bedde of any wrong doing on his corruption case at which he was accused of misappropriating more than 250 million Somaliland Shillings in government funds.

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  1. osman5 says:

    Usually when a politician loses, specially due to a non-confident vote the expectations are take a break from politics to clear your head and find yourself later where you think you'd be suited better..

    Its beyond me, though, why she has accepted to be second-in-command in the same city she was the mayor.
    Now she has to answer to her boss who's the new mayor.
    all they did was turned the table in the mayor's office around in one exception, installing a new face as a mayor..

    It sounds that either she isn't an ambitious politician or something else that we're not aware of is going on behind the scene.

    As long as both parties however, were pleased with their decisions its a fair assessment to say perhaps the move was much needed one. Congratulation to the new mayor.

    Osman Qaal,
    Ottawa, canada

  2. Ali Dheere says:

    I congratulate the people of Gabiley for their democracy. I can understand from the news article that there were 16 councilors in the meeting and all 16 voted to sack the Mayor. At the same time the article says the outgoing Mayor was loved by the people.

    I can see from my crystal ball that all those 16 members are dead meat in next councilors election. My crystal ball also tells me that Khadra Haji Geyd will live to sit in a higher chair than a Mayor's seat.

  3. Ali Mahamoud says:

    ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((KNOW THE TRUTH}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

  4. Jambazi says:

    Somaliland needs honest, uncorrupted and hard-working official like Madam Khadra. As a matter fact, the former put boots on these 16 slacking gentlemen necks. They could dipped their emaciated thieving fingers into Gabiley's public coffers to steal. Since, madam Khadra was ferociously guarding the public purse, these venal councillors had no any other option than to vote out this remarkable lady mayor.

  5. Salaah Ahmed says:

    CORRUPTION IS DAHABSHIIL TRUTH ABOUT DIGSHIIL they are thieves they were told to take a share but they want 100% of something not theirs

  6. seeftadibada says:

    I think we should all keep in mind that Ms Kadra haji Geydh Has never been elected to be the Mayor of Gabiley but rather it was the ex-minister of interior Dr gabose and AbdiAsis Samale the current finance minister who put her on the chair unlawfully. She did positive things but she never attempted to win hearts of her colleagues and she despised them, that is why councilors ousted her. Gabiley Citizens liked her achievements but also they disliked the unlawful way that she came to the Mayor possition.People also were shocked to hear that Silanyo braised her in his speech and never considered that the constituion has been bridged that is why they changed the MAYOR, I whish her all the best for her future carier.

  7. They could dipped their emaciated thieving fingers into Gabiley's public coffers to steal. Since

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